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MJ's Animals Won't Flock Back to Neverland

6/30/2009 4:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If Neverland Ranch is turned into a memorial site for Michael Jackson, don't expect MJ's once beloved animals to make a triumphant return.

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We spoke to Tippi Hedren -- who runs the Shambala Preserve in California where MJ's former tigers (Thriller and Sabu) live -- and she said, "The animals will not be going back ... they're staying with me at the sanctuary."

We also talked to Freddie Hancock -- the owner of the Voices of the Wild Foundation in Arizona which houses MJ's giraffes, birds and reptiles -- and she told us, "These animals have become a part of our lives as they were a part of Michael's ... [the return to Neverland] would depend on a variety of circumstances."

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Better than you    

First

1909 days ago
2.

Sherlyn    

why would they just flock back them?....... is it important now??

1909 days ago
3.

Michael Madsen    

good

1909 days ago
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FIRST    

FIRST

1909 days ago
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mellow    

NO kidding
Like any animal rescue or sanctuary would allow any critter back into that circus.

1909 days ago
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louise    

i think michael would want the animals to remain where they are. rip michael maybe now people will leave you alone to have the peace you deserve xx

1909 days ago
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SuzyCreamCheese    

Someone that hoards animals now that's not strange is it?
I wonder if he contributed to their care? Or maybe just bought more strange crap!

1909 days ago
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Christineg14    

OMG. Why would they bring back the animals? This is turning into a crazy unnecassary circus. Will Britney be there too?...

1909 days ago
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Harvey Lee Roth    

ANIMALS NEED THEIR FIX TOO!

1909 days ago
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jamchk88    

Yeah Tippi! Yes, the tigers should stay at the Shambala Preserve in California.

1909 days ago
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Marie    

I am so sick of the "sources say" that I could puke. Where did these "sources" come from, out the crack of your butt? Sounds like it to me. I just happened to click on this mess and started to read some of the stupid stuff you write. Believe me, I won't be back because you are nothing but smut.

1909 days ago
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demis bicycle seat    

in other words BUCK UP and you can have them

1909 days ago
13.

First whores!    

Who is this "Michael Jackson"? I am sick of hearing about this wannabe today. I want Speidi stories. Please Harvey, give us stories about REAL celebrities.

1909 days ago
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lucky    

micheal's gone, no one else would understand those animals now ... i suppose that neverland, should it ever open again in MJ's name, be turned into entirely a theme park - without the animals. but then again, wonder what michael would have preferred after he was gone ...

1909 days ago
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louise    

wannabe, lmao. michael jackson was never a wannabe. he was the best ever entertainer and there will be no other as good as him

1909 days ago
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